The Ultimate Rule-Breakers
Meet the people who have shunned convention to elevate Indian cinema to another level
Path-breaking Quality: Actor, director, producer and playback singer – Farhan is multi-talented to say the least and has the ability to think out of the box. He bends rules at a whim and what emerges, in anything he undertakes, is a window into another world of talent – one most people never imagined existed before.
Definitive Moment: His directorial debut, Dil Chahta Hai, the quintessential coming-of-age movie, broke every pre-existing and pre-conceived cinematic notion. At the age of 27, Farhan won the National Award for Best Hindi Film in 2002.
Body of Work: Farhan has been a part of some excellent cinema and has mastered most areas of filmmaking with his eclectic and impressive prowess
He has vision, courage and true love for the creative process, all of which make him stand head and shoulders above anyone else in the industry today. Mr Khan knows how to push the envelope, has a keen eye for genius and is, without exaggeration, the most successful and powerful person in Tinseltown. To quote the man himself: “I don’t do different things; I do things in a different manner.”
Definitive Moment: Aamir made a resounding impact with his second film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and won his first National Award (a Special Jury award) for it. He then went on to his second National Award for Raakh in 1989. However, it was first production, Lagaan (only the third Hindi movie to be nominated at the Oscars for best Foreign Language Film), that set the tone for the genius that his career was to become. Both Lagaan and Taare Zameen Par also won National Awards. Aamir has also been twice honoured by the Indian Government with a Padma Shri in 2003 and a Padmabhushan in 2010, for his contribution to Indian cinema.
Body of Work: No other career in Bollywood is peppered with as much originality, creativity and sheer genius, than that of Aamir Khan’s. Every movie of his has set some sort of a record or another. He is truly the definitive all-rounder.
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